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Creative Youth Festival (CYF) celebrates the creative youth of South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is aimed at youth empowerment, talent development, entrepreneurship and stimulating an audience, as well as inspiring new creators in the arts industry. In 2022 we partnered with FAME Week Africa and MIP Africa to bring youth talent to the world.
Part of Fame Week Africa for a second year, CYF is aimed at youth empowerment, talent development, entrepreneurship, stimulating audience, and inspiring new creators in the arts industry, using film and digital media as the medium.
Creative Youth Festival 2023 initiatives include the YOUTH PITCH PLATFORM at FAME Week Africa, Art of Pitching Masterclass Series, 1-on-1 Pitch Mentorship Program, and the 15 Second Film Maker Challenge supported by Reel Partners NPC, SA Film Academy PBO NPC & RX Global.
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CYF 2022 included a dynamic line-up of creative entrepreneurs across the arts: Justice Mukheli, Gabe Gabriel, Greig Cameron, Kabelo “Cabblow” Maaka, Lauren Hendricks, Liza Scholtz, Maropeng Vushangwe, Simone Chantelle, Thaakirah Behardien, Thobey Cooper and Vukile Zuma, with support from industry associations, the Rainbow Academy, Waterfront Theatre School, Youngblood Africa, Design Academy of Fashion and GMT Media.